Dating antique furn

The technique for replacing a missing or broken strand of caning in the body of a wicker piece is similar to that described above.

Soak a length of wicker strand in water for about 30 minutes.

Thrift shops have become a favorite destination for savvy shoppers.

Proof positive that this industry has grown in leaps over time.

Since then, it has sat in my garage, waiting for it’s turn in the redo queue. I pulled out the drawers to begin wiping them down and was almost knocked over by the smell. So, what do you do if you have a wooden piece, such as a dresser, that has that “smell?With a utility knife, cut off any protruding ends of the old strand (Image 1), and if possible, glue the end to the underside of an intersecting piece of cane.Once the new strand has softened, cut off a section slightly longer than the length of the piece being replaced.Mother Nature works in mysterious ways, and direct sunshine often goes a long way in getting rid of the thrift store odor.I generally lay out a painting tarp to protect the wood from any moisture in the grass and leave it there for as long as possible.

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